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Euromacs is supported by the
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The inception of Euromacs was made possible by a grant from the Friede Springer Heart Foundation



Founded on December 10, 2009 in Berlin

The registered association EUROMACS e.V. was founded on December 10, 2009, on the initiative of the two European hospitals with the largest clinical programs in the field of mechanical circulatory support - the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (chairman: Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. R. Hetzer) and the Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW Bad Oeynhausen (chairman: Prof. Dr. med. J. Gummert) - by 14 founding members.

Founding members, gathered together around Chairman Prof. Dr. Roland Hetzer
Founding members, gathered together around Chairman Prof. Dr. Roland Hetzer

The bylaws of Euromacs determine that any legal person and any corporate body that operates a hospital can become a member of EUROMACS.

In 2010, Euromacs signed an agreement with Dendrite Clinical Systems LTD. The decision to cooperate with Dendrite Clinical Systems was based on the fact that Dendrite is a specialist supplier of clinical database and analysis software for the international healthcare sector. Dendrite had, and has, a unique and proven track record of delivery based on a deep understanding of professional users, Dendrite has been the clear choice for collecting and analysing data to facilitate comprehensive reporting and improved patient outcomes to your professional practice.

From 2010 to November 2011, the database was built in cooperation between the Herz- und Diabeteszentrum North Rhine Westphalia, the German Heart Institute in Berlin and Dendrite Clinical Systems. From December 2011 to April 2012 the database was thoroughly tested, bugs were fixed and additional improvements were implemented.

Prof. Dr. Jan Gummert, vice medical director of the  Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine
Prof. Dr. Jan Gummert, vice medical director of the Heart- and Diabetes Center North Rhine Westphalia, with Theo de By Managing Director Of Euromacs

On February 12, 2012, Theo de By was appointed as Managing Director of Euromacs. The choice for Theo de By Theo de By was based on the fact that he previously held different management and board functions in transplantation and health care organisations, and that he holds a Masters Degree in Executive Business Administration. Theo has specialized himself as in many aspects of health care management, specifically in quality management and auditing.

On April 26, 2012, at the occasion of the ISHLT conference in Prague, the Euromacs Registry went “live”.

Per January 1, 2014, Euromacs became a committee of the EACTS. Euromacs follows the EACTS governance code, its general policies, and particpates in the QUIP quality assurance program of the EACTS.

In january 2014, Euromacs signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" with Imacs. Imacs generates data with respect to MCS on a global level. The MoU sees to the definition of working areas: Euromacs assembles data in Europe, while Imacs is active in the rest of the world. Imacs, like Jmacs (Japan), will provide aggregate anonymous data to Imacs.

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